Senior front-end engineer, accessibility advocate & public speaker
Thank Marcy Sutton for the AMA 👏
If you had the time to just give one life pro tip, from which everyone here could benefit from what would it be?
Also, how did you get into bike racing? :)
How do I get started with doing web accessibility testing? Is there a standard checklist one can adhere to?
Hey Marcy! thanks for hosting the AMA...
I'm interested in knowing how modern CSS affects accessibility.
With things like flexbox and grid layout, the visual layout can be completely different from the DOM tree and can really mess up with accessibility functions like screen readers.
Do you think as we are going advanced with our layouts, we are making web less accessible?
Why just following semantic web standards not enough for web accessibility? Why do a web developer has to add additional data attributes like
"I learned we can all make a big difference on the web for people with disabilities by designing and developing inclusively." I can't agree more.
There is so much being written on Progressive Web Apps, Mobile First Design; but there is a serious lack of content when it comes to "Accesibility First Design"; what do you think of it?
What are a few things that can we do to design websites that are inclusive to blind people?
What are your thoughts on CSS3 speech spec? Do you think browsers should take a step to implement it soon?
What are your best tips for getting people on board with web accessibility?
How do you create the empathy required for really committing to this?
Any "Do this" / "Don't do that" you recommend when talking with people about this issue?
What are a few of your favorite books on Web Accessibility, and on the web, in general, general technical books?
Hi Marcy! Glad to see you here :)
What are your thoughts on material design on web? As it was originally meant for touch interfaces, does it do justice to say.. People with low vision?
What are your favorite resources on web accessibility? Can you point me to some?
What are some of the sites that you love that meet the modern accessibility standards?
What are your thoughts about Atomic CSS (acss.io) and other similar frameworks that uses single purpose styling units applied via classes?
Have you ever used them in production or recommended it to your clients?
If i'm drinking while programming, what is the single most important feature (across the accessibility spectrum) that might help me as much as my users? This is a serious question.
Accessibility is the most ignored aspect that a developer thinks of while learning. I too had a hard time learning about accessibility during my formative years.
How do you propose that it become a more central part to the learning curve of a developer?
Do you have any recommendations to track people with disabilities on websites, to better the experience for them? How to go about measuring stats like how many people are using screen-readers, using accessibility plugins, etc...
What are your thoughts on accessibility impacting (positively or negatively) performance? Follow-up — Can you even call something performant if it's not accessible? Thank you!
Is there a simple checklist that all websites can follow to make their websites more accessible?
How to decide how disabled users would like to interact with computers and smartphones?
For example: In mobile apps, do blind users want an explicit “close” button for a small non-modal dialog (tooltip), or is it enough to have them find the area “outside” the dialog using browse by touch, which they can then tap to dismiss.
Good to see you here. I have read most of your article on Egghead.
My question to you is : How important do you think accessibility is in this IoT era? Do you think web developers who generally skip accessibility factor while developing web apps are committing a huge crime?